Potential Detroit Pistons draft picks in Baylor vs. Villanova

Davion Mitchell #45 of the Baylor Bears (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Davion Mitchell #45 of the Baylor Bears (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #24 of the Villanova Wildcats (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons draft picks: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

The Pistons got one of the steals of the last draft when they selected Saddiq Bey with the 19th pick overall.

He should end up in the top-five of Rookie of the Year voting, so the Pistons got tremendous value for low first-round pick.

Villanova has produced several very solid NBA players over the last few years and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will try to the next.

Robinson-Earl is a smooth forward who doesn’t have great size or athleticism but can do a little of everything well. Like most players at Villanova, he has a high basketball I.Q., is a skilled passer and can shoot from the mid-range.

He profiles as a guy whose shot will get better, so if he can add the NBA 3-point shot to his repertoire, then he could end up going higher than his late second-round projection.

His problem in the NBA will be his size and quickness, as he is a bit of a tweener who is probably too slow to defend wings and too small to body power forwards.

But he can score from all over the floor, is a good passer and if he extends his range, could be a stretch-four type in the NBA.

He’d be an interesting guy to grab with that Lakers’ pick, as he still needs to improve and might end up on a two-way or G-League contract.